Shingle Brite

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  • Birthday 11/30/1959

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  1. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Herculiner bed coating   

    Get the mat. Forget everything else. 
  2. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: What type of roof is this?   

    Do you own your own lift?
  3. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Yamada 1/2" NDP-15FPT + 5.5 HP/ 9.3CFM Air Compressor   

    The Eaton is a fine air compressor I am sure, but I know big HF ac is a beast because I have one and it will give you all the air you need. If you can afford the size and weight, the bigger air tank and smaller price tag for the HF make it a good choice, IMO. 
  4. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: New Roof Cleaning Forum Members Post Here   

    No offense, but the "expensive, shiny" trap didn't stop with the system you greatly over paid for. I just looked at the surfactant you are using. $6.50 of that for every 50 gallon batch? That is a little steep, to say the least! 
  5. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: What to do when my 8 GPM pressure washers chemical injector is not putting out enough SH?   

    It will work for sure on siding and not at all on roofs. You may have to let it dwell for a few minutes before rinsing and may have to reapply a few times if really bad, but in most cases one application will be enough. 
    I greatly prefer using my dedicated pump to clean siding over downstreaming with a pw but both have their advantages. The pw only requires the one hose which is nice, but I can apply the mix quicker with my dedicated pump, shoot much higher, use a stronger mix and rinse in a fraction of the time. 
  6. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: What to do when my 8 GPM pressure washers chemical injector is not putting out enough SH?   

    Sounds about right. The most you will get is 20-1 or 5%. So if the bucket is 20" tall then 1" is right. 
  7. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: What to do when my 8 GPM pressure washers chemical injector is not putting out enough SH?   

    You are talking about washing siding and not cleaning roofs right?
  8. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Streaky aluminum   

    How did it work on the creosote and on the rust? I have a very badly rust stained roof that a guy needs me to clean. 
  9. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Proportioners - Do They Work Reliably?   

    There is no one size fits all but it doesn't take much imagination in my opinion to see how only needing to carry full strength SH and mixing as you go at whatever strength you want is a real advantage for some especially those of us who can't carry 1000's of pounds of mix around and that do lots of house washes AND roof cleanings at the same locations. That being said, starting from completely empty I can make a 55 gallon batch in less than 5 minutes and can cut down a roof mix to a house mix or bump up a house mix to a roof mix in much less than that so its not a huge deal either way for me and regardless of the system you still have to go to the rig to change it. Now if the Proportioner were on a remote control.....now you're talking!
  10. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Proportioners - Do They Work Reliably?   

    I don't usually bring water either. That's why I said the first thing I do is hook up to the ho water supply while I get everything else ready. You can actually use a drum that you set outside of the trailer when you get to job site if you have a long enough suction hose to reach it. That way you keep the weight out of the trailer entirely. 
  11. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Basic Roof Cleaning System, Tanks, Plumbing, etc. Layout Drawings and Pictures.   

    You only need to vent your tanks if they are in an enclosed system. Otherwise it's vented when you open the lid. Keep your battery in the box preferably in a location it won't be constantly doused with roof mix and don't worry about it. It's perfectly fine. The fumes aren't a concern with it either. Keep spills in the trailer to a minimum and it will last a long time. Drips here and there are not going to cause big problems. Avoid letting your mix overflow when making or especially your full strength when pumping into your tank. Keep things out of the trailer like your saw that don't need to be in there. Will it last forever? No, but it will make you a bunch of money before it dies. 
  12. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Proportioners - Do They Work Reliably?   

    I use a 55 gallon drum for a buffer tank with a Hudson float valve installed. First thing I do at a job is hook it up to the HO water supply. It makes making mix much faster than before as my 1" pump drawing water from the buffer tank is MUCH faster than waiting on a hose to fill my tank. Even bad water pressure can fill the buffer tank while I get everything else ready and I can make a 55 gallon batch in less than 5 minutes. If I need another batch the buffer is full and waiting. I would assume even with an electric pump you make mix much faster using a buffer than without. 
  13. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: Yamada NDP-15 pump issues   

    Is that a new pump? My guess is you need to rebuild the air end and it's just a matter of time before it quits completely. 
  14. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: The best ladder stand off / stabilizer...?   

    I know that is the standard advice for getting on and off a roof but after observing various roofers I noticed they don't do it like that. They have the ladder just past the edge of the roof. I tried it their way and for me, it's much easier and safer than trying to swing on or off of the ladder. 
  15. Shingle Brite added a post in a topic: The best ladder stand off / stabilizer...?   

    I agree this a good one but with all ladder stabilizers I advise using heavy duty cable ties or wire to make sure the thing stays on your ladder in the event one of the brackets break, etc. and also on this particular one to prevent it from rolling flat to the ladder.